Thursday, 29 September 2011

Duo Duola

Duo Duolá is the pandeiro and guitar duo from Sao Paolo taking Europe by storm with their wild and energetic contemporary readings of classical music.  Eduardo Marson and Larissa Nalini began their tour on the 29th of August, and with Barcelona, Berlin, London and Dublin on their hit-list, they will have a busy month ahead of them.  

They leave for Dublin this Saturday, but you can catch their last date in London tonight at Tia Maria, 126 South Lambeth road, Vauxhall, from 6 - 8pm

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Celso Machado

Thank you to the world renowned brazilian guitarist, singer and percussionist Celso Machado for a wonderful masterclass and concert yesterday as part of the London Classical Guitar Festival. The action took place at Bolivar Hall (the Venezuelan embassy) and was attended by Emily O'Hara and Nicholas Ball of Vila Verde, who played two pieces by Guitarist Joao Pernambuco
"Celso was extremely inspiring through his playing and articulate advice, he even let me try his pandeiro!" Nicholas told us. 

On Friday night Celso showed the audience how he used up his baggage allowance to bring a plethora of strange and incredible instruments to the UK.  Barbara O'Hara was there for his performance; "It was a very versitile performance, it was highly entertaining - Celso told stories of the Rainforest through his music and movement and interaction with a variety of props including the chair he was sitting on!".
It had been twenty five years since Celso had visited London, we hope it will be a little sooner next time. 

Friday, 2 September 2011